"Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire" - Dannion Brinkley, "Saved By The Light"

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In a regional emergency, your very survival may be dependent upon your degree of self-reliance. “Self-Reliance” goes beyond preparedness; it also entails sustainability. History teaches that long-term sustainability includes interaction with other families, groups, villages, communities and even nations. In a grid-down regional emergency, you must interact with others.
Interaction demands communication, and we promote the use and familiarity of 2-way radios, especially hand-held "ham" units via the Channel 3 Project; see www.HooDooCH3.com. We provide some critical information for you here: http://groupspaces.com/INWPrep/forum/?bview=thread&thread_id=135353#board_post349049
Our active core group started nearly 15 years ago. This group departs from the precepts of other “preparedness groups”; our members actively seek each other out in their hometown environments, developing trust and relationships. By interacting with others within walking or bicycle range, they get to know one another’s assets and needs. In our larger group meetings, we learn and share various skills, many of which have been lost to the average modern man.

BTW, this is a tolerant, Constitutionally-minded Practical Preparedness Group. We have no room for, nor will we tolerate, political or religious bias. This is not a venting platform. Bringing up your prejudices or bias will be a sure way to be asked to leave. We may, individually or as a group, agree with your sentiments, but they have NO place in our Mission Statement. Likewise, overuse / abuse of emails to group members are not welcomed; please use the "Discussions" forum!

If you’d like to be a part of this, we invite you to join and be active in any of our monthly regional meetings, typically listed in our Calendar (scroll down, below). Guests may attend one of our meetings before signing on here, FREE, as a member. Your participation is welcomed!

Blessings -

Website: www.inwPrep.com
Contact Name: Russell S. Spriggs, NRA Instructor (www.PistolProf.com)
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News & Events

SURVIVAL with SHORT-SEASON Gardening! ($5 Donation Requested) - 3rd Sunday Workshop Series

  • Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Blanchard Grange, Mason Ave, Blanchard ID

    3rd Sundays Workshop Series,
    March through October:

    • 7 people are attending

Pilot Crackers, Peasant Bread, Top 50 Survival Blogs

E-mail sent by Russ, Monday, February 17th, 2020 @ 11:12pm

Pilot Crackers, Peasant Bread, Top 50 Survival Blogs

Ranger Rick Reminds us that this is the "Hot List" of places he checks frequently (https://www.survivaltop50.com/) , and so should we!  Also, check out the news headlines twice a day at https://www.stevequayle.com/  . . . 

The Top 50 Survival Blogs

By admin on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 | Comments Off



Blog Name

Readers Choice








The Survival Podcast










The Survivalist Blog





Skilled Survival





The Prepping Guide





The Prepper Journal





Prepper Website





Modern Survival Blog





Backdoor Survival





More Than Just Surviving





Modern Survival Online





Doom And Bloom





Urban Survival Site





Survival Monkey





The Survival Mom





Ready Nutrition





Preparing For SHTF





Urban Survival





Preparedness Advice Blog





Simply Canning





Preppers Will





Survival Life





Survival Cache





Be Survival





The Survival & Emergency Preparedness Blog










Off Grid Survival





My Family Survival Plan





American Preppers Network





Ed That Matters





Tin Hat Ranch





The Survival Doctor





Survivalist Prepper





True Prepper





SurvivalKit Blog





Tactical Intelligence










The Apartment Preppers Blog

WHY WE PREP: China Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months

E-mail sent by Russ, Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 10:44pm


Expert: China Has ‘Global Chokehold’ on Medicine, Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, Hospitals in Months

China could effectively shut down America’s healthcare system within months given the one-party state’s “global chokehold” on the manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies, explained Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine.

Gibson, senior adviser at the Hastings Center, offered her remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin.

Mansour noted how the coronavirus outbreak in China has exposed America’s dangerous dependence on Chinese production of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed for domestic drug production.

Gibson said, “If China shuts the door on exports of medicines and the ingredients to make them, within a couple of months our pharmacies would be empty. Our healthcare system would cease to function. That’s how dependent we are.”


Gibson added, “Say there’s a coronavirus outbreak in the United States, God forbid, and a lot of people end up in hospitals with severe cases. The medicines needed to care for them if they can’t breathe and are on a ventilator — fentanyl and propofol — [are made in China]. We depend on China for the raw materials. If they go into shock, the epinephrine and dopamine we need to care for them, we depend on China. If they have bacterial infections, we depend on China for the antibiotics.”

Many over-the-counter supplements sold in the U.S. are at least partly manufactured in China, Gisbon noted. “We can’t make [vitamin C] here anymore. That comes from China.”

America has lost much of its manufacturing apparatus for medicines to China via globalization, explained Gibson. “With our medicines, it’s not just the active ingredient [that is made in China]. It’s the raw chemicals, the molecules, the white powdery stuff, that we also depend on China for. That’s where China has the real global chokehold.”

Gibson explained how generic drugs manufacturers around the world are dependent on China for raw materials.

“Another shocking thing I discovered is that India and its huge generic [drug] industry — they’re the top generic producer in the world, although I think China’s going to overtake them in about five to ten years — even India depends on China,” Gibson stated.” [India’s] generic industry would shut down within weeks and months without those core components, and you see it in the Indian press, right now, that they’re already concerned about this because this coronavirus in China is really disrupting supply chains.”

China uses predatory mercantilist policies — including dumping — to undercut American and Western drug manufacturers, just as the communist state did with steel and other commodities, noted Mansour.

Gibson recalled, “I documented China’s penicillin cartel. There’s an incredible story of how we lost our penicillin manufacturing plants. These are huge industrial facilities, big fermentation plants, and China came in and knocked them out in the U.S. and even India by dumping it on the global market at really cheap prices — keeping it low for several years — and then the price goes back up again.”

Gibson went on, “So we can’t make penicillin, and this was the playbook for how we lost aspirin manufacturing, vitamin C, and so many other antibiotics that we rely on. We’re talking about last-resort antibiotics, medicines to treat sepsis, MRSA, [and] C. diff. These are the antibiotics you give to your kids for ear infections, or you take if you have a tooth infection of staph infection.”

Gibson warned, “We are so vulnerable. These are infectious diseases, and we depend on China to treat them.”

American politicians have been absent on the issue of domestic hemorrhaging of drug manufacturing capabilities to China, Gibson said.

“Nobody did anything about it,” lamented Gibson. “This has been going on for almost 20 years. In fact, no one wanted to even expose it. That’s why it took so long to figure this out and to put it out there, to reveal our dependence. It’s really quite remarkable. The American public’s been thrown under the bus.”

Mansour asked why American politicians allowed domestic manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies to be outsourced to China.

Gibson replied, “There was country-of-origin legislation introduced in Congress around 2008 that would require companies to state on their packages where their product is made, and it was killed immediately. So I asked someone in the industry, someone who worked there for more than 30 years, ‘So, what’s going on here?’ and this person said, ‘Well, the industry thought it probably wouldn’t be good for business if their customers knew where their medicines were coming from.'”

Gibson continued, “Our military is dependent on China. So the young men and women in the South China Sea on those aircraft carriers, they’re dependent on their adversary for their medicine.

Gibson reflected on the testimony of Larry Wortzel, a 32-year veteran and retired Army colonel, regarding contaminated blood pressure medicines made in China. Wortzel’s comments were made during a 2019 hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

“It was spellbinding,” recalled Gibson, “for 90 seconds, he described how he got three different blood pressure medicines. They were made in India but the ingredients came from China, and it had rocket fuel compounds in it. … He said, ‘If I’m getting it, that means our active duty military are all getting it.’ This is how far down we have come in our standards with our medicine.”

“There are no short-term solutions,” Gibson stated of measures to restore America’s medical manufacturing capacity. “We have lost so much of our industrial base to make our own medicines, and you don’t create that overnight. … the FDA has proposed some measures, going forward, that drug manufacturers produce risk management plans and require them to identify alternate sources in case there are future disruptions.”

Gibson continued, “You know what the problem with that is? So many of these manufacturers [are now] Chinese domestic companies that are now ramping up from ingredients to making generic finished drugs. So now, 90 percent of the generic drugs sold in the United States [are linked to China]. They’re birth control pills, antidepressants, HIV/AIDS medicines, medicines for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, diabetes.”

“China’s on track to gain control of our generic drugs, and so the FDA has proposed that it’s going to ask manufacturers to tell us what their plan B is,” added Gibson. “So we’re going to be effectively relying on Chinese companies to help us out in a future emergency.”

Gibson noted, “China’s stated aim is to become the pharmacy to the world with its own companies. And what we’re seeing with Western generic drug companies, they’re collapsing because they can’t compete.”

Gibson said, “There’s a chapter in China Rx called “Made in China, Sue in America? Good Luck.” One of these reasons for the cheap price is that Chinese companies assume no liability for the quality of their product. When there was this huge recall of blood pressure medicines in the U.S. and around the world, it was because of a single company in China that made the active ingredient that had carcinogens in it — these rocket fuel compounds — and they knowingly sent product to the United States, knowingly knew that it didn’t meet U.S. standards, and it went on for four years before we picked it up.”

Gibson continued, “What we’re seeing is not just our supply coming from China, but the quality that is diminishing, and the FDA’s leverage to protect the public is just falling apart. Look, the FDA had to recall inspectors from China because of the coronavirus. It’s going to be months before [FDA] employees go back there, and they volunteer for those positions. The agency can’t [compel them]. Who’s going to want to go?”

Gibson added, “Just imagine you’re an FDA inspector over there and you’re in this big Chinese plant and you write a report, and you see some very serious violations, do you think the Chinese government will ever want you back in the country? Would you ever want to go back? Would you be afraid of retaliation?”

“I think we have to prepare for a future where the FDA will have virtually no leverage in China to really protect the American people,” assessed Gibson. “[The FDA] is already making trade-offs between substandard medicines and preventing shortages in medicines. It’s allowing stuff in that doesn’t meet standards, because we have no choice.”

Free market solutions can’t correct China’s mercantilist undercutting of Western drug and medical supply manufacturing.

“Some are saying, ‘Let the free market fix it,'” noted Gibson. “There is no free market. We wouldn’t allow this for our nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers to operate, because we’d be making them in China. We need to think of our medicines as a strategic asset. Not as something cheap that we outsource to a country that has a lot of problems.”

Gibson added, “It’s not a free market. They cheated [with] subsidies to these Chinese companies, so it’s very hard for any U.S. or Western company to compete, because you’re competing not with Chinese companies, you’re competing with the Chinese government.”

“We’re losing our manufacturing base,” warned Gisbon. “It’s just collapsing before our eyes. It’s the reason why we have really poor quality medicines now coming in.”

Gibson quoted a physician she spoke with, “We’re becoming like a developing country with our medicines.”

Gibson proposed federal industrial policy to renew domestic manufacturing of medicines and medical products.

“I would have our federal government invest in helping to rebuild our industrial base using advanced manufacturing technology that can produce our medicines much more cheaply, safely, with less environmental footprint, and fully, from soup to nuts from those core raw materials to finished drug in one location all here in the United States,” Gibson advised.

Gibson added, “There will be opponents who say, ‘No, we should let the market do it.’ The market will never do this. They’ll never make this investment. So we have to decide as a country, do we want to have some degree of self-sufficiency in our ability to make medicine? Do we want our military not to be dependent on China for pharmaceuticals to treat chemical and biological agents?”

“We’ll be depending on China to help us out when we run out of medicines,” warned Gibson. “The absurdity of it is extraordinary. We have to decide as a country, do we want to have some capacity to make our own medicines, or not?”

“Would you trust taking a last resort antibiotic for your child that was made in China?” asked Gisbon. “Would you trust it? Would you trust a chemotherapy if your child has leukemia? More than ten percent of the generics that have been tested in the U.S. don’t meet standards, by the way.”

Gibson went on “Most Americans don’t trust. They remember when thousands of dogs and cats died when a Chinese company contaminated pet food, and hundreds of humans died when the Chinese did a very insidious and sophisticated operation to contaminate a blood thinner widely used in hospitals.”

“A number of hospitals are having to test certain medicines because physicians see that there’s just something not working,” stated Gibson. “So we have this 18 percent of our GDP in our healthcare system, and we’re relying on these components from China that are essential for helping people recover, that make a difference between life or death. It’s insanity.”

“Food was used as a weapon of war” in World Wars I and II, said Gibson, warning of the political weaponization of medicines.

“Our medicines can be weaponized,” Gibson observed. “China can withhold them. China has threatened the United States with drug shortages in the past, it had nothing to do with the trade issue.Think of the leverage you give to a country when it controls your antibiotics.”

Eighty-five percent of the America’s strategic national stockpile of medicines and medical supplies depends on China, Gibson noted.

Gibson concluded, “We have to diversify away from China and bring some manufacturing of essential medicines back home to this country.

And, from www.SteveQuayle.com

THANKS, Alan & Brenda! - Welcome, JERRY!

E-mail sent by Russ, Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 6:20pm

Many thanks to Alan & Brenda for stopping by, and a huge thanks to all who came out to visit in Newport!

So, write back and tell me, folks, how many want to get a CERT Training in or near Newport?

Also, Thanks, JERRY from ATHOL,  for joining us!

Jerry Seeley

Public Name:

Town / Group:

Cell or best tel #:
208 6990881

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Carpenter skills

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Corona virus and second amendment rights

Need to be updated in are local communities on what to do in emergency situations

How did you hear about us?:
From my Son

I've been quiet the last couple days . . .

E-mail sent by Russ, Thursday, February 13th, 2020 @ 10:26pm

I've been quiet the last couple days . . . . 

For one thing, I've been catching up on my own neglected business after the marathon Ranger & I had prior to Tuesday evening's meeting.  Dozens called to apologize for not being able to attend, yet we still packed the place with about 60 concerned citizens!  Check the calendar at www,inwPrep.com for upcoming meetings and topics.  Of course, they may change at a moment's notice!
Ranger and I are available to speak to your neighborhood, church or family groups; we also do personal consultations and training (www.PistolProf.com).  Other for-fee consultants include Thomas (alternative Power), "Doc" Dave (Medical preparedness) and others.  

Good on you - all of you - for your attendance, your interest, and your contributions - both of information and donations!  We certainly appreciate you and applaud your efforts in helping yourselves and our community.  
It's time to pass the word of the "Emperor's New Clothes" - you are seeing what SO many refuse to accept. 

Without a doubt, you will be mocked for what you say and how you prepare.  Say what you are Guided to say, but don't waste your time in trying to convert someone.  Instead, buy more peanut butter or 50 lb sacks of oatmeal.  Think of all the wonderful tax deductions you'll have later this year as you donate so much because "they" were right.

Another reason I've been "quiet" is that the situation is shifting . . . not daily, not hourly, but by the minute.  At what point do I holler out with more info?
Well, for one thing, let's try this as an eye-opener:

The phone here has been ringing as if I was the City Editor's news desk (I'm not!).  Folks want updates, cures, more training, more info, food sources, etc. -  Ranger and I have been doing our best (for years) and will continue to do so.  Tell your friends to sign on to www.inwPrep.com and read through past email notices. Also, read through the Forum & Blogs sections, esp medical and Communications.

This world is, quite literally, spinning out of control.  Arm yourself with Truth and Knowledge.  One of the best sources I've found is www.SteveQuayle.com ; looks wierd, but I've YET to find him wrong!  New stories are constantly being posted.  Here's some light reading (ha):

As always, we are here to help.  Call if you need assistnce!

Thanks and Blessings!


Russell S. Spriggs, KI7BIV / WQYA480, C.E.R.T.

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Welcome, DANNI JO, from Priest River!

E-mail sent by Russ, Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 @ 6:25pm

Welcome, DANNI JO, from Priest River!

Thanks so much for joining us, Danni Jo, both at last night's meeting and here in our group!
Maybe you'll be able to join us this Saturday, also . . .

Public Name:
Danni Jo Lindsay

Town / Group:
Priest River

Cell or best tel #:

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
I can fruits/veggies/meat, home school, gardening, hunt, fish, sew, tap trees, make all of our hygiene and cleaning supplies, getting ham radio certified, some survival and medical skills, run a chainsaw and drive a few types of heavy equipment, tend livestock.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Ham radio, fairaway cage, solar power, trapping, tanning hides, marksmanship.

I live on a homestead and don't consider myself a "prepper" in a sense, but I don't like the way things are going in our country right now. So I'm preparing for the worst. I enjoy the outdoors, simple life, and the little things.

How did you hear about us?:
I came to the Corona Virus meeting

Welcome, RITA From Priest River!

E-mail sent by Russ, Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 @ 11:35pm

Welcome, RITA From Priest River!

Thanks for joining us, Rita; let us know your call sign!

Public Name:

Town / Group:
Priest River

Cell or best tel #:
360-621-5637 cell. 208-448-4868 hm

HAM call sign:
Test in 2 weeks

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Planning, prep supplies, had chickens, raised 4 children n have 7 grandchildren so have thought a lot about what training kids skills and also occupying little ones.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Edibles in the local woods, hunting, butchering, setting snares, canning, carpentry,

Military wife, retired (him not me)

Welcome, CHRIS "Bulldog 1010" from CDA!

E-mail sent by Russ, Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 @ 3:15pm

Welcome, CHRIS "Bulldog 1010" from CDA!

Glad to have you aboard, & look forward to seeing you soon . . Maybe at tonight's gathering!!!?

chris davis

Public Name:

Town / Group:
Coeur d'Alene

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Avid shooter and outdoorsman motorcycle enthusiasts

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Family preparedness, medicinal plants and natural remedies

I'm the director of dining service for a retirement community In north spokane i have 6 adult children and one who is almost an adult 7 grandchildren my interests are shooting,motorcycle, and taking care of my family and I'm here to better prepare myself and my family in case shtf

How did you hear about us?:
From facebook

So, what shall we discuss at Tuesday Evening's Meeting?

E-mail sent by Russ, Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 10:44pm

Ranger will be making a presentation; as you can see, info shifts by the MINUTE!

More people are under lockdown in China than the entire population of the United States . . .

Coffee and Catchup with . . . The Bramwells!

  • Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 2pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S Washington Ave Newport WA 99156

    Coffee and Catchup with . . .
    The Bramwells!

    Alan and Dr. Brenda Bramwell…

    • 1 person attended

Welcome, "Share-A-Smile Stacy" from Diamond Lake!

E-mail sent by Russ, Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 7:17pm

Stacy has long been a supporter of our group, facilitating our meetings at the Newport Hospitality House!

Public Name:
Share A Smile

Town / Group:
Newport Diamond Lake area

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Writing/ Gardening/ Organizing/ Fundraising/ Food Preparation/ Research/Legal

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
To protect my family and to survive the events which are about to unfold…..I will not say everything but I am a good student and am open to moral, logical and positive ideas and subjects for review.

I'm here because I was blessed to make a connection with some of the best people I have ever met in my ten years here in the Northwest…more importantly I admire their attention to that which is not so obvious to those who are not looking. And they do something with that information….

How did you hear about us?:
Founder Russ Sprigs and his beautiful wife.

Oldtown / NEWPORT Preparedness Games with Evening Pot Luck! (3rd Tuesdays)

  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S Washington Ave Newport WA 99156
    Oldtown / NEWPORT Preparedness Games with Evening Pot Luck! (3rd Tuesdays)

    3rd Tuesdays of the…

ATHOL: Preparedness Games with Evening Pot Luck! (3rd Mondays)

  • Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: American Legion Hall, 5525 ID-54 · Athol, ID
    ATHOL: Preparedness Games with Evening Pot Luck! (3rd Mondays)

    3rd Mondays of the month at the…

EMERGENCY "VIRUS" MEETING Tues 2/11 - 6:30 Sharp. $5 Donation Requested.

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S Washington Ave Newport WA 99156

    Tues 2/11 - 6:30 Sharp. 

    • 16 people attended

MEETUP Group: "PREPPING with Fun and Games!"

E-mail sent by Russ, Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 @ 11:14am

MEETUP Group: "PREPPING with Fun and Games!"

For those of you who have family & friends who may want to "get their feet wet" with preparedness, minus some of the "deeper" discussions we occasionally have here, please invite them to check out:


I know, I know, meetup leans to the left side of the political fence, and our group to the right.  My Guidance is, find those who are interested in Preparedness.  Believe me, food and firearms are being stocked by all sides of the spectrum. 
Our youth cannot help but think and act the way they do, considering the educational system, media, etc.
Missionaries, by nature, go into the foreign camp for converts.  Also, we wimp and whine that there are no kids on our side; where else would you go to get them?  when you think of places, send them this link!
BTW, those events will be posted here, plus more, very shortly.


250 Pounds of Food, only $60

E-mail sent by Russ, Monday, February 3rd, 2020 @ 7:31pm

250 Pounds of Food, only $60

 To Reply, remember to hit "Reply", not "Reply All"

From my personal email, I asked all of you a question at 8AM today; a copy of it is at the bottom of this email.  
The reply was staggering and overwhelming; dozens of responses in the first hour, more continuing through the day, invariably summed up in this one short reply:

Russ, please keep the emails coming.

Thanks for all you and Ranger do.

OK, so we're not shouting down an empty dark hole, after all.  And, I'm not looking to whip this horse to death, either.  Sure, the virus is a problem, but (right or wrong) it's not my main focus. 
My focus is on the logistical and economic fallout - the goods, services and food tied to all this.  Just one example: Semis on the roads (delivering Chinese goods) need constant (Chinese) parts and service. 
Ponder that for a moment, then build up the intestinal fortitude to see what's being shown on the brief 15-second video clips here:

CHINA SEIZING CELL PHONES / TABLETS TO CONCEAL VIRUS INFO :Thousands of phones have already been taken and thousands more are being seized on sight.THIS is one aspect of Communism: Totalitarianism 

If, for some reason, the above does not click through, please try here (be sure to see the WELDING video):


I don't know if 
https://www.stevequayle.com/ is the "best" news source or not, but it has appeared to be trustworthy and verifiable.  Having no TV for 20+ years puts me in a unique situation of being constantly on the hunt for real news that is not constantly dramatic or expostulating (neither FOX/FauX nor AJ cut it for me, sorry).
I welcome other suggestions that are not rabid.

All I'm asking is, aside from the medical aspect of this, please consider the "just in time" delivery system that, quite literally, feeds us.Even if you only have "a few bucks", look at all you can do with it here:

Folks, if you've not yet sprouted grains (here's your vitamin C!), made bread or cracked / cooked them for cereals, it's past time to get on board.  Would you plant the peas, or make pea soup?  Maybe spread a little corn to attract geese, turkeys, deer . . .  We're talking 25 cents a POUND here.  Would you rather give me a ride in your car, or take 5 sacks of food home?  That'd be the smartest $60 you've spent, carrying 250 lbs of food home.

My earlier email:

You all know that Ranger, a few others and myself are on an unpaid and often derided Mission (for decades) to help others during these times.

Right now, we are amazed at the apparent lack of interest - certainly a shortage of responses - this situation is generating from the hundreds (if not thousands) of people we interact with, in person and by email.

We can only surmise that everyone is totally squared away with all their foods and supplies; training; comms are up to speed in neighborhoods; everyone knows their backup and bugout / in plans; folks have aligned themselves with trusted others in order to live in mutual assistance groups on rural properties; their housing is pre-positioned; their foodstuffs, clothing and gardening tools are, also.

If that is the case, we can report back: Mission Complete.

If not, we will be asking ourselves, at the time of our Final Report, How did I Fail?

Folks, we believe that this is the single most momentous event, to date, that can change our world as we know it virtually overnight. List the items that you need, think about where they come from, realize that those items and their packages may have been sweated or sneezed upon. Remember that the virus can be picked up WEEKS later by handling that package. Then work that timeline backwards. How "fresh" are fresh edibles? Cerainly within a few weeks!

Do we just need a Group within our Group, to continue preparing, discussing and pre-positioning? If that is so, speak up, let me know, and we'll no longer bother the others with emails. Seriously; your feedback is appreciated. Simply hit "Reply", not "Reply All".




REMINDER:  Seek out your Neighbors!
As a member of INWP, you have full access to all members and their contacts.  Sign in, go to the Members Section, sort by Town, and get together for coffee, then radio nets, then . . . 
Develop COMMunications and COMMunity!

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I've been telling you about these for 6 years -

E-mail sent by Russ, Saturday, February 1st, 2020 @ 12:00pm

I've been telling you about these for 6 years - 

The roadblocks buried under the roadways that will pop up when needed (and, I've shown you where we have them around here); see:

   Completely Stopping A Coronavirus Pandemic May Require 'Shutting Down Society' - Imagine An America Where You're No Longer Able To Travel Freely 

Welcome, ROBERT from ATHOL!

E-mail sent by Russ, Friday, January 31st, 2020 @ 7:30am

Public Name:

Town / Group:

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Welding and metal fabrication

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Solar, gardening and shooting techniques

I enjoy working on different projects and to meet people I can learn from.

How did you hear about us?:

Welcome "BIG BOB" from Post Falls!

E-mail sent by Russ, Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 @ 10:02am

Shooter, Reloader & Ham Operator - We're happy to have you join us!
Remember, once you sign in, you can access the member list and find others nearby; this is the time to develop COMMUNIcations and COMMUNIty!

Public Name:
Big Bob

Town / Group:
Post Falls

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Shooting, reloading

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Solar, preparedness

Senior male, I was active with Ranger's training then I had to start working on Saturdays and have not been able to attend get togethers.

How did you hear about us?:
On Ranger's email list

1) Blue Masks - 2) GAMES Year - 3) EMF and PAIN Management

E-mail sent by Russ, Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 2:04pm

1) Remember the Blue masks in CERT Training?

2) GAMES Year!

3) EMF and PAIN Management


When folks didn't have their own facemasks, and the ones Brenda brought ran out, I supplied the CERT teams from my personal stock.

Previously, I had purchased 500 masks for $25.00 because I knew a pandemic would be inevitable. 

Now, with the threat of an international virus knocking on our doors, those masks are going for $150 a case & more.

It's never "Too Early" to prepare.  It certainly can be "Too Late".  It's up to you.  Ranger and I have been teaching classes and facilitating workshops for well over a decade in this area of the country alone, and there are still folks who've not given their water filters, magnesium fire starters or Dutch ovens a "dry run".  Others have generators but no gas.  Radios, but not programmed.  Guns, but no clue how to safely operate.

Personally, I've taken this mission too seriously for far too long.   So, this is gonna be a fun year!

We're planning Preparedness Games from March through October:

Low-cost Game Nights with Pot Lucks, Contests and Prizes, tentatively scheduled 3rd Mondays in Athol and third Tuesdays in Newport. 

Anticipate 3rd Sunday afternoons to be interactive Workshops and Group Projects in Blanchard.

Sign on to www.inwPrep.com (it's free!) to be kept advised of what's going on, as well as Special Deals as we come across them.

For now, please click www.inwPrep.com and read the first couple paragraphs of the Intro.  There you will see links for a product line (I do not sell them) that may prove invaluable to you and your loved ones in the times ahead.  If EMFs, water purification and pain management are concerns to you, check out these items I first started using in 1994!  Call me with questions . . . .

Thanks and Blessings!


Russell S. Spriggs, KI7BIV / WQYA480, C.E.R.T.

No Texts; 208.660.8877; Fax 855.420.6345

"LDS Cannery" - Home Storage Center and Bishops' Storehouse

E-mail sent by Russ, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 @ 9:39pm

Prices Going Up!

Member DEE Reminds us - 

Prices are good for this weekend only, then they go up next week.  This is case price, six cans per case.  Products grown in their own gardens, was told non gmo.  Anyone can purchase there.  Open Fridays and Saturdays.  Address and phone at end of list.  Not all items are available for purchase.  35 year shelf life. Friend told me the carrots and dry onions are amazing, the beans are freeze dried, not dried.   J  You get six cans for a little more than what you would buy one can from other sites. 

Product Store Price*    Online Price*   More Information       
Apple Slices    $67.50  $76.00  View Product Page      
Beans, Black    $33.00  $43.25  View Product Page      
Beans, Pinto    $33.00  $41.75  View Product Page      
Beans, Refried  $36.00  $45.25  View Product Page      
Berry Drink Mix $54.00  N/A     View Product Page      
Carrots $51.00  $63.00  View Product Page      
Dry Onions      $45.00  $56.75  View Product Page      
Granola $64.00  N/A     View Product Page      
Granulated Sugar        $30.00  $40.00  View Product Page      
Hard Red Wheat  $21.00  $25.75  View Product Page      
Hard White Wheat        $22.50  $25.00  View Product Page      
Honey   $96.00  N/A     Information Coming Soon
Hot Cocoa Mix   $51.00  N/A     View Product Page      
Macaroni        $27.00  $22.50  View Product Page      
Nonfat Dry Milk $48.00  $62.75  View Product Page      
Pancake Mix     $32.00  N/A     View Product Page      
Peanut Butter   $48.00  N/A     Information Coming Soon
Potato Flakes   $30.00  $37.00  View Product Page      
Potato Pearls   $51.00  N/A     View Product Page      
Quick Oats      $22.50  $26.00  View Product Page      
Regular Oats    $24.00  $25.50  View Product Page      
Spaghetti Bites $27.00  $21.75  View Product Page      
White Beans     $33.00  $39.75  View Product Page      
White Flour     $24.00  $25.00  View Product Page      
White Rice      $30.00  $36.75  View Product Page      
*Prices by case. Prices vary between home storage centers and online orders due to shipping costs.     

Address: 9519-9533 E 4th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206

(PLS REPLY Now) - Need HELP Planning INWP Locations & Days for 2020!

E-mail sent by Russ, Sunday, January 19th, 2020 @ 4:36pm

(PLS REPLY Now) - Need HELP Planning INWP Locations & Days for 2020! 

Expect Major Changes:

1 - Meetings this year will be Fun, Games, Contests & Prizes!

2 - Meetings will NOT be held right after Grange Monday Membership Meetings.


I need your feedback; please send these back to me, listed in the order of which locations you would likely attend:

Blanchard Grange Hall -

Newport Hospitality House -

Village Kitchen, Priest River -

Cocolalla Cowboy Church -

Cocolalla Community Center -

Other (Be Specific) -


Alongside the "top 3" you've chosen, above, please list 3 Days & Times that would likely work for you. 

NOTE - If you choose 6PM or earlier, we'll also make it a meal (PotLuck or, in the case of Village Kitchen, ordered meal).  If you choose 6:30 or 7, it would NOT include food.

Any other thoughts or comments are welcomed!!



Russell S. Spriggs, KI7BIV / WQYA480, C.E.R.T.

No Texts; 208.660.8877; Fax 855.420.6345

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Red AUSSIE for Re-Homing!

E-mail sent by Russ, Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 @ 11:23pm

Red AUSSIE for Re-Homing!

DEE Writes:

I have a  friend who has had an leg amputation from diabetes and can’t keep up with his 2 year old, spayed female aussie. She is very smart of course, like mine J He would like to find a good home for her.  she is smart and is ok with animals.   Free J 

This is AZ, she's a red Aussie. She loves attention and needs a fun family to love her. 

Reply To: djscharf2002@gmail.com
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